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to believe you would love it 239 debates in 2016 featured limbaugh, beck and hannity as the sole interrogators. >> look, this is -- i don't understand what they're doing strategically, but man am i glad they're doing it. this is a party that has pledged and said that it needs to expandity reach. but if you look at every single group that they -- that they lost so badly with in 2012, they keep poking them in the eye. and i think what's really going on here, i'm not inside reince priebus's head, but i think what's going on here is two things. one, this is great for their i think short-term fund-raising. there's a few things thank conservative activists like more than to beat up on the liberal media. >> plays well for the base. >> but it also limits debates. and by putting them on with rush limbaugh and sean hannity as the hosts, i actually think what they're doing is creating more opportunity for them to highlight some of the more fringe positions of the party which is not really what they ought to be doing. >> i thought that the autopsy made a lot of sense and one of the things, i
to what he said to his friend sean hannity. listen to what he said to his friend sean hannity. i mean, it would be unhealthy. it was unhealthy to have all that exposure for our candidates. yeah, it was because you had a bunch of crackpots running for president and they did wound themselves every time they got out there. there were enough debates for perry to forget which agencies he was going to abolish in the federal government. right? so, yeah, i can see from his perspective, you want to go to the friendly confines of fox news. you want to have loving moderators like a sean hannity. you want to tell your story there. the problem is that that did not work in 2012. in fact, living in the friendly confines of fox news made those republicans think they were going to win, that they could beat barack obama, that he wasn't a popular president. >> let's go back to reality, joan, with this. as your point is made, there's a long tradition ofnous anchors moderating debates. i moderated the republican debate at the reagan library last election, 2008. >> right. >> despite that history, reince pr
together with my buddy sean hannity, and mark levin, and we interview some of the candidates. the bay i think would like that. >> listen, i actually think that's a very good idea. >> here's the irony. he led a massive gop autopsy to figure out why they got crushed in the last election. the results, the party needs to, quote, learn to appeal to more people. this is how you do it? by shutting out news outlets and retremendousing for a your fox news echo chamber michael steele was chairman of the rnc before priebus. joan walsh action and both are msnbc political analysts. michael, if this were still the steele administration, would you be pursuing this path? >> yeah, some form of it, to be honest. >> why? >> but will et me break it down for you. i wouldn't be pursuing it now, because there's no body of evidence to prove your point, so there's nothing beyond the base to rally the american people and those in the media who, like chuck todd and others, would say, yeah, this does not smell necessarily correct. to do it now sort of goes to your point about the trifecta, and i think it does set
sean hadn't hannity and we interview some of the candidates. because the base i think would like that. >> listen, i don't think -- i actually think that's a very good idea. >> now, here is the irony. priebus led a massive gop autopsy to figure out why they got crushed in the last election. the results, the party needs to, quote, learn to appeal to more people. this is how you do it, by shutting out news outlets and retreating to your own fox news echo chamber? if he gets his way, it isn't new voices that the party will be hearing and reaching just their own. michael steele was chairman of the rnc before priebus. joan walsh is editor of salon, and both are msnbc political analysts. michael, if this were still the steele administration, would you be pursuing this path? >> yes, some severe thunderstorm of it, to be honest with you. >> why? >> let me break it down for you. i wouldn't be pursuing it now, because there is no body of evidence to prove your point. and so there is nothing to really beyond the base to rally the american people and those in the media who like chuck todd and othe
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